Category: Culture

Bears are No Joke

I grew up in Central New Jersey. Mercer County is the home of the state capital as well as Princeton University. I large chunk of the Route One business corridor runs through it. It’s not bear country. In fact, in…

Don’t Tell Me How Stupid People Are

I hate polls that demonstrate that some astronomical number of people are foolish. For example, there’s a  a new poll from The Economist/YouGov that says: Forty-nine percent of Republicans believe it is definitely or probably true that “leaked email from some of Hillary…

We Must Have Trump, Because Colonialism

Let’s think about this: “Liberals say Mr. Trump’s victory is proof that the Electoral College is biased against big states and undemocratically marginalizes urban and nonwhite voters. Conservatives say the Electoral College serves as a necessary bulwark against big states,…

Savvy Analysis is Killing Us

I’m not picking on Politico‘s Shane Goldmacher here but his pre-debate coverage reminds me why I recently quoted David Foster Wallace on post-modern irony: “All we seem to want to do is keep ridiculing the stuff. Postmodern irony and cynicism’s…

Daylight Video

Twenty-five years ago today, Rick James and his girlfriend Tanya Hijazi were arrested in Hollywood. James was tried for two separate incidents, and the testimony in both cases was damning: Frances Alley, the 24-year-old woman who pressed charges in James’…